A provoking delay at the airport.
Deidre didn't move, afraid of provoking him.
About this period he was charged with the defence of a member of the national guard of Brives, which was accused of provoking disorders in the department of La Correze.
Deidre suspected the result of provoking either man was death to someone.
His famous description of Greek fire has a most provoking mixture of circumstantial detail with absence of verifying particulars.
Apparently he was set on provoking a refusal, and thus getting an excuse for seizing the person of the king.